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The band likes Monday and has a cure for blues

Numerous rock bands around the country including the much celebrated No Brain and Crying Nuts are performing in concert this month.
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Yet while most bands perform at weekends, one aberrant set of musicians called Vanilla Unity is holding its next concert on a Monday, the most unfashionable day of the week.
The concert dubbed, “Dr. Vanilla Unity,” will be held at Daehangno on Nov.20.
None of the band members are medical doctors but they have decided to offer a cure for anyone suffering from Monday blues. The remedy they have chosen is stress-blasting rock music.
“No more gloomy Mondays,” said a spokesman for the rock band.
The band says the concert will consist of music to satisfy rock fans but they will also play other varieties of music to satisfy the general public. And Vanilla Unity will not be the only band entertaining the audience.
Two groups called “Guyz,” and “God of Emptiness,” will appear as guest performers along with several other individual artists who have featured on the band’s album.
Another event that Vanilla Unity has prepared for the concert is an autograph session they call “prescription” in which the band members give their signatures to fans.
The band will also show its third music video, “Hero,” for the first time.
The band was first formed in 2004 and performed in Shinchon and Hongdae where Korea’s youth rock afficianados meet to exuberate.
With lead vocalist Lee Seung-joo the band consists of two guitarists, a bass player and a drummer. Just three months after the band’s formation Vanilla Unity made an impression during the SsamZie Sound Festival. That same year the band won an award at the “k-rock championship,” where new rock bands compete with each other.
After signing a contract with gom ent, a major rock music label, the band released their first album, “Love,” this year.
The band members are heavily influenced by various foreign rock bands stretching from hardcore rock to punk. They name bands such as Deftones, Led Zeppelin, Megadeth, Pantera and Blink182 as ones they follow.
The concert will be at the Ziller Hall in Daehangno. Tickets are 25,000 won when reserved through Interpark at 1544-1555 or 30,000 won at the door.


by Lee Ho-jeong

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